Definition of round-shouldered in English:



  • Having the shoulders bent forward so that the back is rounded.

    ‘a thin, round-shouldered man’
    • ‘The round-shouldered promoter spent the morning wandering about looking lugubrious.’
    • ‘Bend at the hips, not the waist or back - this will help prevent you from getting too round-shouldered.’
    • ‘Some studies have shown that a consistently round-shouldered posture may cause a shortening in one of the shoulder ligaments (the band of tissue that connects the bones).’
    • ‘Slim, round-shouldered, with a feint moustache, he looked careworn and world-weary from the moment he graduated to international cricket.’
    • ‘The willowy and immaculate members of this class are physically contrasted to the squat and round-shouldered working class.’
    • ‘When your middle and upper body are weak compared to your leg and hip muscles, you're more prone to low back pain which poor, round-shouldered runners are so famous for.’
    • ‘She was round, round-bellied, round-shouldered, round-hipped, and always smiling, always jolly.’
    • ‘A big, hearty, round-shouldered guy full of bonhomie, Lechelt is never more bearish than when he talks about seafood.’